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As soon as I had Jasper I knew I wanted him to get into swimming as early as possible. I have such fond memories of swimming when I was younger, both lessons and on holidays and I knew I wanted it to be a big part of Jaspers childhood. Of course it will be wonderful for him to grow up and still want to swim regularly as an adult but while it’s up to me to plan his schedule, I’ll be incorporating swimming into his weekly routine as much as possible.

Jasper absolutely loves being in the water, bath time is crazy fun but pool time is something else! We started taking him when he was about 6 months old and apart from the odd wobble, usually when he’s had too long of a break between going, he just takes to it … like a duck to water!

Swimming is so fantastic for babies and children alike, there are so many benefits aside from it being a healthy sport. Swimming builds confidence, it teaches discipline, survival skills and team work. Jasper’s learnt so many songs and routines from his swimming lessons that it’s not only a lesson its a fun, playful experience for him.

It also has wonderful benefits for parents; Olympic Swimming Champion and Huggies Little Swimmers Brand Ambassador Rebecca Adlington is a new mum to her gorgeous girl Summer and is already taking her swimming. She’s so passionate to emphasise that swimming is also so beneficial for parents. Not only can it help us Mums get back to our post baby figures but it’s one of the few activities we can do with our babies that we can both enjoy together. It’s not only a fab bonding experience but empowering for new mums to get back into the water.

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Of course there are worries when taking your bambino to the pool; when I first started I constantly worried he may take in too much water or I may slip in the pool and drop him but the more I’ve gone not only has Jaspers confidence grown but mine has too. I also worried about something that I’m sure every mum has panicked about at one point – leaky nappies! Well after a good course of swimming sessions using the Huggies little swimmers and with no leaks what so ever; my mind was at ease and I felt reassured that there would be no quick evacuations on Japser’s behalf!

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Huggies Little Swimmers are the UK’s number one swim pant brand and are expertly designed to contain any little incidents that bambino may have while swimming. The pants don’t expand in the water and have stretchy sides making them so comfortable for little ones to wriggle and splash about! They also have super fun graphics on the front making them exciting for kids to wear, Jasper can now say ‘fish’ and boy do we hear it a lot! They’re so easy to pull on and then tear the sides off for quick and easy changing – no-one wants to faff about trying to pull off a cold wet nappy after a swimming session!
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If you’re ready to take to the water, here are 10 top tips from baby swim expert and fellow Huggies ambassador Laura Sevenus:

1- Have fun! If you’re confident and enjoy yourself baby will too!

2 – Get in the pool as soon as you can. Babies have a natural affinity to water, most likely from their development in the womb. Reintroduce them to their watery surroundings as soon as possible. 

3 – Plan aheadPlan ahead and be prepared to avoid the ‘hassle factor’ 

4 – Make the most of bath timeIt’s a fab time to get baby used to being in the water!

5 – It’s a family affair Going swimming as a family is a fab way to bond together – plus men tend to stand taller in the water and have better balance which can help babies feel more relaxed in daddies arms!

6 – Make a date with other mumsMorale support is always a plus!

7 – Get the paddling pool outWonderfully entertaining and a fab way to play and explore!

8 – Make it a habitVery few things are as affordable and enjoyable as swimming, go often!

9 – Avoid peak timesTo start with it’ll be more relaxing and less scary if the pool is quieter. 

10 – and relax …Resting their head on the water with their ears slightly submerged give them a similar sensation to being in the womb, how relaxing for them and for you to see. 

 

If you’re convinced your little one is destined to be a water baby then I have the perfect prize for you to win – a years supply of Huggies Little Swimmers! Simply enter the competition below and you’ll be set to go for a whole year of bambino swimming!

 

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18 Comments

  • Sarah mackay
    20th October 2015 at 8:30 pm Reply

    I’m always nervous about the wave machine.

  • Maria Hackett
    23rd October 2015 at 3:37 pm Reply

    im really not worried taking my little daughter swimming, she loves swing and always have been. she a water baby 🙂

  • kay lou smith
    24th October 2015 at 12:56 pm Reply

    I love taking my little ones swimming, they really enjoy it which makes me enjoy it!

  • JUDITH LUSCOMBE
    24th October 2015 at 5:57 pm Reply

    Im not the most confident swimmer so would love my little grandson to be at home in the water and have the confidence to eventually become a good swimmer.

  • sammychloe
    25th October 2015 at 10:46 pm Reply

    I enjoy every moment and try not to worry bout stuff xxx

  • Sarah
    26th October 2015 at 7:20 pm Reply

    I’m most worried about my daughter not enjoying it. As a child swimming was one of my greatest joys and I wish the same for my daughter 🙂

  • Hannah Cummings
    2nd November 2015 at 2:10 pm Reply

    I love swimming so have no worries im looking forward to it x

  • craftywren
    2nd November 2015 at 8:24 pm Reply

    I worry about the changing to be honest, its tricky trying to get dressed when your toddler is unlocking the cubicle door, exposing you and running away dont wet tiles.

  • Cheryl Kean
    4th November 2015 at 9:04 am Reply

    I get excited about taking my little ones swimming.

  • Lizzy Cooper
    4th November 2015 at 1:07 pm Reply

    Im excited about my toddler learning to swim but I worry about taking him by myself because he likes to run off!

  • Georgee
    7th November 2015 at 8:22 pm Reply

    Like my brother did when he was 4 – jumping in head first is a thing with every little person in our family. It makes for a exciting/terrifying time 🙂

  • Petra
    9th November 2015 at 7:36 am Reply

    My little one loves swimming and me too.

  • isis1981uk
    9th November 2015 at 9:46 am Reply

    I was excited to see my daughter’s reaction but nervous that she’d get too chilly & we’d need to leave soon.

  • Vickie Jackson
    9th November 2015 at 1:01 pm Reply

    I love it when my daughter tells me she’s brave and wants to swim by herself with her magic bands 🙂

  • kimneville1
    9th November 2015 at 6:25 pm Reply

    Letting them have fun splashing in the water

  • LEE HARDY
    9th November 2015 at 9:13 pm Reply

    I like seeing her face when she is in the water, amazing.

  • Natalie Crossan
    9th November 2015 at 10:09 pm Reply

    I love swimming and my little one does too x

  • viv carey
    9th November 2015 at 11:16 pm Reply

    I worry about the chlorine effecting his skin.

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